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Viewpoint: What Birmingham businesses can learn from the Ferguson riots
If the flames and rubble resulting from the protests in Ferguson, Mo., taught American business owners anything, it was that no business is safe in a conflict zone - even if you support the cause. Millions around the world watched in shock on Monday as angry protestors tore through the cold Missouri night following the decision not to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. Some businesses in Ferguson decided to board up, others in sup...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, November 26, 2014 4:04:00 PM


Four things Birmingham should be thankful for
Like almost all metro areas, Birmingham has plenty of things that could be better. Our population and job growth hasn't been as strong as our peers in recent years. We need better public transit and less competition among local municipalities. But unlike many other places, we have an unhealthy tendency to magnify and internalize those problems – often to our detriment. Crime is a great example. Like many major metro areas, there are pockets of our region that struggle with crime. Unli...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, November 26, 2014 3:57:00 PM
Evonik to add 30 jobs in Birmingham
Evonik Corp. will continue to expand its Birmingham footprint in the coming months by adding 30 additional jobs to its Magic City operation. The jobs, which range in salaries from $35,000 to $100,000, will include a variety of positions, according to a report from AL.com. This announcement comes months after the German-based company announced it would add 25 new jobs as part of its first global innovation center, which will be built in Birmingham. Evonik bought out SurModics in 2011 a...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, November 26, 2014 3:44:00 PM
Oyster and burger bar coming to Avondale
Fancy's on Fifth, a new oyster and burger dive, will open at the corner of 41st Street and Fifth Ave. S. in Avondale in late spring early summer 2015. According to a report from AL.com, Melt co-owner Paget Pizitz saw the brick and glass building was open next to Parkside Cafe and Avondale Park and could not pass the opportunity to open a second restaurant in the district. Pizitz and Harriet Reis began operating a food truck last year, which eventually led to the opening of Melt in Avonda...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, November 26, 2014 3:34:00 PM
Developer plans Alabaster Holiday Inn
Alabaster will have a new Holiday Inn Express by December 2015. According to a report from AL.com, Hasitkumar 'Harry' Patel plans to build and open a 70-room Holiday Inn Express. Construction will begin before the end of the year, and it should be completed by next December, the report said. Holiday Inn Express recently redesigned its model for future hotels, and this will be the first in Birmingham to be constructed under the new model. The hotel will be located near the intersect...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, November 26, 2014 2:19:00 PM
Save-A-Lot opens in Midfield
West Hills Plaza in Midfield officially has its new anchor. Save-A-Lot, which signed a lease in April to occupy 19,000 square feet at the center, has opened its doors. The city held a grand opening celebration for the grocer recently, joining Compass Bank, Krispy Kreme, Citi Trends, Fred's, Burger King, Walgreens, Subway, Rally's and Rent-A-Center. The 150,000-square-foot shopping plaza is now 100 percent full thanks to the Save-A-Lot lease. Sam Sharp, who owns the center through S...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, November 26, 2014 2:10:00 PM
From shoulder pads to suits: What's your prediction for the Iron Bowl?
Number one ranked Alabama and No. 14 Auburn face off this weekend in what is sure to be another memorable Iron Bowl. The Crimson Tide will be looking to keep its playoff hopes alive as it finishes up regular season play. The Tigers, on the other hand, have nothing to lose aside from bragging rights and will most likely be looking to press the tempo throughout the game. The fact that the game is being played at Alabama's home turf in Bryant-Denny Stadium and the Tide's strong performance ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, November 26, 2014 1:20:00 PM
Finalists announced for 2014 Jemison Award
The Birmingham Venture Club has announced the finalists for the 2014 Jemison Award. The winner of the Jemison Award will be announced at the 2014 Annual meeting on Thursday, Dec. 11. at 11:30 a.m. at the Sheraton Birmingham ballroom. Nominees for this year's award include: Vulcan Value Partners, Enrollment Advisors and Action Resources. The event will also feature the graduation of the 11th class of the Entrepreneur Accelerator Program, along with guest speaker Charlie Brock, CEO and P...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:36:00 PM
Why HealthSouth is eyeing the home health industry
HealthSouth CEO Jay Grinney has listed a number of reasons behind his company's decision to acquire Encompass Home Health and Hospice earlier this week for $750 million, chiefly the ability to diversify its operations in an increasingly regulated health care environment. But Grinney also points to the fact that when it comes to expanding HealthSouth's operations in Alabama, the state's regulatory environment poses a challenge as far as inpatient rehabilitation services are concerned. Gri...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, November 26, 2014 11:40:00 AM
Mayor Bell, Bham residents speak out on protests in Ferguson, MO.
In the wake of destructive protests in Ferguson, MO., that left much of the city in flames, many leaders around the country are speaking out, including Birmingham Mayor William Bell. Bell said he has spoken with the White House and Justice Department concerning the protests and has asked for protesters to practice restraint, according to a report from Fox 6. "There are some systemic changes that need to be made not only in Clayton County where Ferguson resides in that particular county b...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, November 26, 2014 9:11:00 AM
What Have We Learned From Ferguson? (Video)
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Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, November 26, 2014 8:34:00 AM
From shoulder pads to suits: Alabama's Kermit Kendrick
As the rivalry between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Auburn Tigers in the 79th Iron Bowl approaches, the Birmingham Business Journal is highlighting former Tide and Tiger legends who have gone on to make a name for themselves in the business community. They share lessons and how connections made on the gridiron shaped their careers in the corporate world. Today we feature Alabama's Kermit Kendrick Bio: Kendrick was a four-year starter for Alabama as a safety and corner back from 19...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, November 26, 2014 8:33:00 AM
Full Moon launches "The Ultimate Food Truck"
There's more than one way to get BBQ from Birmingham-based Full Moon BBQ. There's the restaurant's many brick and mortar locations, its three food trailers, four 'big BBQ rigs,' its 25 vans and there's the growing chain's latest addition, "The Ultimate Food Truck." Full Moon will offer its extensive menu in the mobile restaurant that can be found at community events, festivals and can be reserved for corporate and private functions at work or at home, a release from the company said. ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, November 26, 2014 8:29:00 AM
Riverchase Galleria to open two hours earlier on Thanksgiving Day
The Riverchase Galleria plans to open two hours earlier on Thanksgiving Day, according to a report from AL.com. The stores at the mall are scheduled to open this year at 6 p.m. on Thursday, as opposed to opening at 8 p.m. last year, the report said. Additionally, the mall's common areas will open at 3 p.m. and J.C. Penney will open 5 p.m. Mall officials cited in the report also said they would leave opening hours for the retailers to decide. Many stores will stay open all day and nigh...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, November 26, 2014 8:23:00 AM
Four Alabama metro areas make list of top 100 smartest cities
Four Alabama metropolitan areas made the list of the 100 "Smartest Cities" in the U.S. The 380 metro areas were compiled by NewGeography, who based the rankings on criteria related to making strides in educational attainment since 2000, according to a report from the Alabama Department of Commerce. The Auburn-Opelika metro topped the list for cities in Alabama and finished in the top five nationally, coming in ranked at No. 4. "At the turn of the millennium, college towns already had ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, November 26, 2014 8:04:00 AM
Former Fed building getting a lot of looks
When Harbert Realty Services and Capstone Real Estate Investments pooled capital to buy the former Federal Reserve building in September, they made it clear they were open to suggestions for the downtown building's future. Located in the city's Central Business District, the historic structure is positioned to be transformed into anything from a boutique hotel, a restaurant, a mixed-used development or even revert to its original use as a bank. The original ground floor vault, which is v...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, November 25, 2014 4:51:00 PM
New Urban Center owners could add 350K square feet
Birmingham-based Harbert Realty Services plans to bring a fresh leasing and management style to Urban Center at Liberty Park, and the new owners of the Class A office development could launch a massive expansion of the office development. Norman Tynes, executive vice president at the real estate firm, said the new owners reached out to Harbert early in the first quarter 2014 to provide due diligence services. Harbert announced it had been awarded leasing and management duties at Urban Cente...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, November 25, 2014 3:09:00 PM
From shoulder pads to suits: Auburn's Bo Jackson
As the rivalry between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Auburn Tigers in the 79th Iron Bowl approaches, the Birmingham Business Journal is highlighting former Tide and Tiger legends who have gone on to make a name for themselves in the business community. They share lessons and how connections made on the gridiron shaped their careers in the corporate world. Today we feature former Auburn football and baseball player Bo Jackson. Bio: Jackson was a standout running back and baseball pl...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, November 25, 2014 2:42:00 PM
Urban Center at Liberty Park fetches $66 million
Urban Center at Liberty Park's new owners paid out $66.3 million for the the four-building Vestavia Hills property last week, according to a source close to the transaction. The person asked to not be identified. New York-based PZ UC Building Owner LLC closed on the prominent property Friday, according to a release from Harbert Realty Services on Monday. The property was purchased from The Richey Co. The four buildings total 538,821 square feet of Class A office space near I-459. V...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, November 25, 2014 1:10:00 PM
National retailer to anchor Magnolia City Center development in Gardendale
Preferred Growth Properties plans to bring a top-tier national retailer to its Magnolia City Center development in Gardendale. The development, which is scheduled to open in 2016, has a well-known anchor, according to a report from AL.com. The developers, a subsidiary of Books-A-Million, chose not to name the retailer at a recent city council meeting in Gardendale, but assured the council the brand has a national following and is a leader in an industry Gardendale has been seeking. Th...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, November 25, 2014 1:06:00 PM
Sprout & Pour open for business
Sprout & Pour is open for business. Located at 927 Oxmoor Road in Homewood, the 1,200-square-foot building contains the city's first cold press juice bar. Co-owner Amanda Blake announced intentions to open the juicer in May. It was originally slated to open in August, but was delayed several months. Blake said the store is in its second week of business and will have a grand opening celebration on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 3 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The Edgewood juice bar features a varie...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, November 25, 2014 1:02:00 PM
The Southern Belle Bar & Grill to open in Pelham
A new bar & grill is coming to Pelham. The Southern Belle Bar & Grill will open at 201 Southgate Drive. Owner Andy Craney said there will be a soft opening in mid to late January with a grand opening likely coming on Jan. 31. "We're trying to set it up as one of the best places to watch sports," Craney said in an interview. "Pelham really doesn't have that family friendly place to watch the game." Craney said the restaurant will be a hybrid between Twin Peaks and Buffalo Wild Wings...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, November 25, 2014 12:58:00 PM
State Rep. looks to restructure UA System Board of Trustees
As support for the continuation of the University of Alabama at Birmingham football program organizes, Alabama State Rep. Jack Williams plans to introduce an amendment to the state constitution in March that would restructure the University of Alabama System Board of Trustee. "There is an intense debate in our state surrounding the effectiveness and impartiality of the UA System Board of Trustees," Williams said. "Some on the Board say it's not broken and if it's not broken don't fix it. I ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, November 25, 2014 12:13:00 PM
Filler: UAB Football Foundation could raise $5M over next year
The leader of the UAB Football Foundation believes the new organization can raise as much as $5 million over the next year to support the University of Alabama at Birmingham's football program. According to a press release issued by the newly-formed foundation, Executive Director Jimmy Filler said tens of millions could be raised over the next decade if UAB decides to go forward with the program beyond 2016. Filler said the foundation, which announced its first board members last week, c...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:34:00 AM
Obama on Ferguson Verdict: This Is an Issue for America (Video)
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Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, November 25, 2014 8:26:00 AM
Mountain Brook residents still divided after meeting about new Piggly Wiggly
Mountain Brook residents are still divided over the prospect of one grocer's return to the city. A public hearing was held on Monday, where some discussed the possible location of a new Piggly Wiggly, which will sit across from the Mountain Brook Board of Education and Crestline Elementary, according to a report from Fox 6. As we previously reported, the last Piggly Wiggly location in Mountain Brook closed a year ago, but the city's Planning Commission voted 4 to 3 earlier in November to...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, November 25, 2014 8:23:00 AM
Top of the List: Birmingham’s top mortgage lenders
2013 was a rough year for mortgage lenders in Birmingham. Following strong activity in 2012, mortgage lenders faced shrinking revenue, lower refinances and job cuts last year. The slowdown in momentum can be partially explained by new federal rules that have rattled confidence among lenders. The most recent edition of the BBJ ranks the top mortgage lenders by 2013 loan originations for home purchases in Birmingham. The top 25 lenders account for over $2.8 billion in loans made last year.
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, November 25, 2014 8:03:00 AM
Alabama posts gains in construction jobs
Alabama had gains in construction jobs from October 2013 to last month, as well as from September to October 2014. The largest gain for construction employment took place over the 12-month period starting last fall, according to new data provided by the Associated General Contractors of America. Alabama gained 3,600 jobs, a 4.6 percent increase, year-over-year to a total of 82,100 construction jobs. "These year-over-year and one-month changes show that construction is doing well in mo...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, November 25, 2014 8:01:00 AM
Office buildings wooing investors to Magic City
Multifamily is not the only hot sector in Birmingham as 2014 comes to a close. While investors poured over $110 million into various multifamily communities in the metro area this month, it is clear Class A office investors are interested in the Magic City's office product as well. That could have something to do with Birmingham's overall Class A office vacancy rate of less than 10 percent, as detailed by Harbert Realty Service's Dean Nix as the 2014 CCIM Market Symposium. In the past...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, November 25, 2014 7:59:00 AM
Little Italy's Pies & Pints to open in December
Another restaurant highly anticipated for a Five Points South opening has announced when it will open its doors. Little Italy's Pies & Pints will be open the first week of December, according to the restaurant's Facebook page. Russ Rozof and Shannon Kidd announced in May Little Italy's would be opening the 1,594-square-foot eatery at 1924 11th Ave. S. The father-daughter team will cook brick oven New York-style pizza, as well as serve a variety of beers. Rozof sold his stake in Lit...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, November 25, 2014 7:54:00 AM
Huntsville Stars baseball team to become Biloxi Shuckers
The Huntsville Stars will now be known as the Biloxi Shuckers, following an announcement from the team on Monday. A Double-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, the Stars are scheduled to play the rest of their games through 2015, but will relocate to Biloxi, MS., which has plans to finish a 6,000-seat stadium, according to a report from AL.com. The Shuckers was the name selected by the people of the city in a "Name the team" contest earlier this year. The new name was decided after 60,0...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, November 25, 2014 7:51:00 AM
Urban Center at Liberty Park sold, Harbert Realty to take over leasing, management
Urban Center at Liberty Park has sold. PZ UC Building Owner LLC closed on the property last week, according to a press release issued by Harbert Realty Services, the building's new leasing and management team. The property was acquired from The Richey Co. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed as of press time. PZ UC Building Owner LLC is based in New York, according to public records. The four-building purchase encompasses 536,821 square feet of Class A office spa...
Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, November 24, 2014 3:54:00 PM
Education and entrepreneurship: is a college degree worth it?
With the most recent numbers for average student debt in Alabama at $28,895 per person, more prospective college students are questioning if the path to higher education is right for them. That holds especially true for aspiring entrepreneurs. Earning a bachelor's degree isn't necessarily as vital to launching your own business as it would be to applying for jobs in the traditional sense, so what's the trade off for spending thousands on a college diploma if you want to be an entrepreneur? ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, November 24, 2014 3:00:00 PM
Birmingham dropped from list of 2016 DNC contenders
Birmingham is no longer in contention to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The Democratic National Committee has narrowed the list of competing cities to New York, Philadelphia and Columbus, Ohio, the DNC said in a statement today. Birmingham and Phoenix, Ariz., were dropped from the list of competitors. "We're thrilled to move to the next step of the selection process to determine where Democrats will come together to nominate the 45th President of the United States," said C...
Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, November 24, 2014 2:28:00 PM
American Builders 2017 to host business outreach event
American Builders 2017, the general contractor tasked with building SunTrust Park in Cobb County, Georgia, will hold an outreach event for the business community in Cobb County Dec. 3. SunTrust Park will be the new home of the Atlanta Braves in 2017, a project that will move the Braves home at Turner Field in downtown Atlanta to the suburbs of the city. Birmingham-based Brasfield & Gorrie led four companies that make up American Builders 2017 in the hunt for the contract to build the new...
Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, November 24, 2014 12:41:00 PM
Ranked: Alabama’s top breweries
Alabama's craft beer scene may be relatively young, but business is booming for local breweries. Craft breweries in Alabama have grown rapidly in recent years, playing a large part in Birmingham's downtown revitalization. Popular breweries like Avondale Brewing Co. and Good People Brewing Co. are poised to lead the local craft beer renaissance by expanding production and employment. Alabama isn't the only state stepping up its beer production; the total number of breweries in the U.S. gr...
Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, November 24, 2014 12:34:00 PM
From shoulder pads to suits: Alabama's John Parker Wilson
As the rivalry between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Auburn Tigers in the 79th Iron Bowl approaches, the Birmingham Business Journal is highlighting former Tide and Tiger legends who have gone on to make a name for themselves in the business community. They share lessons and how connections made on the gridiron shaped their careers in the corporate world. Today we feature former Alabama quarterback John Parker Wilson. Bio: Wilson was a three-year starter for Alabama as a quarterbac...
Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, November 24, 2014 12:07:00 PM
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United expands territory
Birmingham-based Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United has closed on a deal with The Coca-Cola Co. that will expand its territory into Georgia and other Alabama markets. The new territory was launched on Nov. 22 and includes West Point, Ga., Tuscaloosa and Montgomery. "The magic ingredients of Coca-Cola UNITED's success are great brands and great people, coupled with our locally focused operating model," said Claude Nielsen, chairman and CEO, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United. "That model, executed ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, November 24, 2014 11:45:00 AM
HealthSouth to buy Texas home health company for $750M
HealthSouth Corp. has agreed to buy Dallas-based Encompass Home Health and Hospice for $750 million. The deal is expected to close before the end of the year. The pending purchase marks HealthSouth's entry into the home health industry, which has been pegged for growth due to the aging of the massive baby boomer generation. "One of our stated strategic objectives has been to expand into home health, assuming we were able to acquire a high-quality, scalable asset that was capable of co...
Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, November 24, 2014 10:30:00 AM
Do Europe and China Bring Down the United States? (Video)
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Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, November 24, 2014 8:41:00 AM
Former press secretary named communications director for Huntsville Chamber
The Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County has named Carrie Rice, a former press secretary in Washington D.C., as its new communications director. Rice lives in Madison, according to a report from AL.com and served as the director of marketing and communications for the city of Addison, Texas, before being hired by the Chamber. The report also said Rice worked as a communications team lead at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, along with being a press secretary for two U.S. Sen...
Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, November 24, 2014 8:37:00 AM
Experts estimate 2,500 wrecks over holiday week
The roads will be even more congested this holiday season, and if you're traveling on the road for Thanksgiving, safety will need to be a primary concern. Statistics from a new study at The University of Alabama's Center for Advanced Public Safety, or CAPS, estimate more than 2,500 car wrecks could happen on state highways this week, according to a report from Fox 6. These numbers are compounded with traffic from college football and deer hunting season, which will ultimately put even more ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, November 24, 2014 8:15:00 AM
VA Southeast Director announces retirement
Eight Veterans Affairs networks in the Southeast, including central Alabama, will soon be under new leadership after an announcement that the current director plans to retire. VA Southeast Network Director Charles Sepich has held the position since 2012 and will relinquish control to a temporary director while a new one is hired, according to a report from the Montgomery Advertiser. The report said Sepich planned to step down in the "Near future." Sepich also saw his fair share of con...
Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, November 24, 2014 7:56:00 AM
Empire Building could become Marriott Autograph Collection hotel
Since downtown's Empire Building was sold in 2012, there's been plenty of speculation about what the future holds for the historic skyscraper that sits at what was once called the "heaviest corner on earth." Now, it appears the 16-story building could become a hotel as part of Marriott's Autograph Collection. That's according to the website of New Orleans-based architecture firm John T. Campo & Associates, which claims the firm is working to convert the historic office building at 20th S...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, November 21, 2014 4:58:00 PM
Birmingham to host Chinese ambassador to the U.S. in January 2015
The Birmingham International Center recently revealed China as the country for its 2015 Spotlight, and as an added bonus, the Magic City will welcome the Chinese Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Cui Tainkai. The announcement was made at an event Friday, which was attended by Yang Song, the Consul for Cultural Affairs from the Chinese Consulate General, according to a release from The Birmingham International Center. Many believe the 2015 Spotlight will strengthen ties between...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, November 21, 2014 3:56:00 PM
Jim 'N Nick's, Dinosaur form partnership, look to cut labor costs
Birmingham's Jim 'N Nick's Community Bar-B-Q and New York-based Dinosaur Bar-B-Q have formed a business partnership aimed at cutting costs and increasing buying power. AL.com is reporting the two regional Bar-B-Q brands will not be affected by the partnership, but the two will use their new agreement to cut labor and healthcare costs. Jim 'N Nick's currently has 34 restaurants across seven states, six of those in the South and one in Colorado. The Birmingham eatery's co-founder, Nick ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, November 21, 2014 3:05:00 PM
What BBVA Compass' Bham city president had to say about future of HQ
BBVA Compass Birmingham City President Alan Register spoke about the bank's commitment to keeping its headquarters in the Magic City, during the Urban Land Institute Birmingham's recent panel discussion. Register, who was one of three panelists for the event last week, was asked about a possible headquarters move in the future. Birmingham lost a public company after the bank's holding company was acquired by Spain's Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. in 2007. While BBVA Compass Bancsha...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, November 21, 2014 1:01:00 PM
Investors sink $51 million into International Park, Blue Lake Center
Two of Birmingham's large Class A office buildings in the 280/459 submarket have been sold. Hollywood, Fla-based PointOne Holdings and ESJ Capital Partners came together to acquire International Park and Blue Lake Center for a combined $51 million purchase. The three buildings included in the portfolio total 377,921 square feet, selling for $135 per square foot. "We are extremely excited to be entering the Birmingham market with such high-quality properties as our initial acquisition"...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, November 21, 2014 12:49:00 PM
Birmingham's five most-wanted retailers: H&M expanding, but where?
Editor's Note: This is the fifth in a series of stories looking at Birmingham's five most-wanted retailers and the likelihood of them landing in the Magic City. We previously looked at Birmingham's chances to land Ikea, Nordstrom, Dillard's and Crate & Barrel. Stockholm, Sweden-based clothing retailer H&M has got something cooking in Alabama, but the popular chain will not reveal which metros will be affected. "While we can't comment on specific locations, H&M will be expanding in Alabam...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, November 21, 2014 12:15:00 PM
From shoulder pads to suits: Alabama's Bill Battle
As the rivalry between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Auburn Tigers in the 79th Iron Bowl approaches, the Birmingham Business Journal is highlighting former Tide and Tiger legends who have gone on to make a name for themselves in the business community. They share lessons and how connections made on the gridiron shaped their careers in the corporate world. Today, we feature University of Alabama Athletic Director Bill Battle. Bio: Battle was a three-year starter at defensive and tig...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, November 21, 2014 11:55:00 AM
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Birmingham Weekly at Thursday, November 13, 2014 2:03:18 AM
Strength From the Scars
Chris Ebner helps heroes soldier on By Andrew Clark • Photo courtesy of Chris Ebner Chris Ebner, M.S., OTR/L, entered the field of occupational therapy “to help people get back to their daily lives,” he says. But after September 11, 2001, he was determined to use his knowledge and experience to help his country stand strong once more. Today, Ebner spends his days as supervisor of occupational therapy with the Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe. Based in Kaiserslautern, Germa...
UAB Magazine at Monday, November 10, 2014 2:17:13 PM
Secrets in Stone
Art historian cracks the code of an ancient temple By Williesha Morris • Article photos and captions by Cathleen Cummings For 13 centuries, the Virupaksha Temple has been one of the most recognizable landmarks in Indian art—a towering layer cake of elaborate, hand-carved friezes populated by a bevy of Hindu deities and symbols. Cathleen Cummings Now Cathleen Cummings, Ph.D., an associate professor in the UAB Department of Art and Art History who specializes in A...
UAB Magazine at Thursday, November 06, 2014 9:59:49 AM
Sweat Equity
Aiming for fitness without barriers By Carrie Arnold • Photos by Steve Wood The first thing people learn when they come through the doors of Birmingham’s Lakeshore Foundation is that a disability—physical, mental, or emotional—doesn’t translate into an inability to exercise. That goes for everyone, from injured military veterans to visually impaired children, and people who have lost limbs to individuals with spinal cord injury, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and other conditions. ...
UAB Magazine at Monday, October 20, 2014 3:58:39 PM
Discovery Channel
Breakthrough treatments find a new way forward By Matt Windsor •  Photography by Steve Wood •  Illustrations by Echo Medical Media On September 3, 1928, Alexander Fleming came back from vacation and started washing dishes in his lab. Petri dishes, that is. Most people know what happened next: He found a strange, bacteria-killing mold on one plate. It turned out to be penicillin, the first antibiotic, which has gone on to save millions of lives. Nearly 100 years after Fleming’s acci...
UAB Magazine at Wednesday, October 15, 2014 8:00:00 PM
5 Koozies Ever Alabamian Should own
Koozies are a part of Alabama tradition as much as barbeque or football. here is a collection of koozies that everyone from Alabama should have in their drawer! 1. The Football Koozie This koozie is shaped and feels like a real football! The roll tide koozieball is one of our favorites and is great for […]...
Birmingham Weekly at Friday, October 10, 2014 7:50:24 PM
The Mind As Medicine
Harnessing the brain’s power and flexibility to help heal the body By Sarah C.P. Williams • Photos by Steve Wood • Illustration by Ron Gamble Lying inside an fMRI machine that’s tracking her brain activity, a college student grasps a hot block in her hand. It’s just hot enough to cause her some pain—seven on a scale of one to ten, she tells a researcher. Above her, a picture flashes; it’s a snapshot of her boyfriend. Suddenly, the pain dulls. It’s a five now, she says. At the same ...
UAB Magazine at Friday, October 10, 2014 10:47:09 AM
Best Places to Eat In Birmingham
Watchmojo explored and found the best places to eat in Birmingham what do you think of the places that made it and who do you think is missing off the list?...
Birmingham Weekly at Thursday, October 09, 2014 1:03:02 AM
What snow does to Birmingham, Alabama?
Up North they can’t handle the heat! But in Birmingham, Alabama this is what happens when it snows like it did in 2013...
Birmingham Weekly at Wednesday, October 08, 2014 12:56:39 AM
The Scientist Behind the Sale
The Scientist Behind the Sale Lindsay Sutton and the psychology of advertising By Tara Hulen • Photo by Steve Wood Lindsay Sutton could have taken her UAB doctoral degree in developmental psychology, accepted a job offer in Washington, D.C., and spent her career following the typical path of most developmental psychologists into government or academia. Instead, she took a more colorful, unconventional route, signing up with an advertising agency. Sutton started working as a ...
UAB Magazine at Tuesday, September 16, 2014 2:34:50 PM

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